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How to make images from webflow site appear in search engine

Ultimately, my client (a photographer) would like her images to appear in google image search if someone is to type her name into google. I have tried customizing the ‘alt text’ on some images to see if they come up when I search the client’s name/website/service on google but nothing appears.

NB. I have followed proper set-up for SEO and google recognises my site and it appears at the top of page one.

All advice much appreciated! Thank you!


Here is my site Read-Only: Webflow - Liane Harris Photography(how to share your site Read-Only link)

I would recommend using the photographers name as part of the image name. I do on all mine and add an numeric short id as well. Remember that because Webflow creates a GUID string as part of the name you have to be careful with name length.

Webflow assets are accessible to everyone and can’t be organized any further. A reason why services like Cloudinary.com are beneficial to photographers.

Okay thank you - does this mean I have to re-name all files then re-upload to the site?

You should test to see if exif info remains or Is discarded on upload.

Renaming some images hasn’t worked at all.

Is there any other way for google to recognise all the images on the website?

Thank you

Hi @Bessie_Armitage

A quick way to index your images are to append your sitemap with image sitemap syntax.

In webflow you’d need to disable the auto sitemap function and manually plug in your sitemap in addition to xml image syntax.

Another thing you do to help you rank images is make a Gallery CMS and style those pages accordingly.
It would look like this:

Gallery Page - https://www.website.com/gallery/
Individual Image Item (CMS) - https://www.website.com/gallery/gallery-item

Build out your gallery CMS pages accordingly.

Here is an example I made for one of my websites:

https://www.google.com/search?q=Sea+Moss+Gallery
We show up top 10 google images for various seamoss related queries.

Good luck!